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Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences develops faster, cheaper test for COVID-19

The technology is the first rapid RNA (Ribonucleic acid)-based test that can detect COVID-19 infection within a lab time of 30 minutes and will cost only around Rs 500

Published on 31st May 2020
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IIT-D and INMAS joins hands with Uflex to develop PPE overall with better breathability

On the development, Centre for Biomedical Engineering Head Professor Harpal Singh, IIT-Delhi, said the centre has worked very closely with Uflex Ltd on the development of breathable fabric

Published on 28th May 2020
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CMC Vellore, CIHS Hyderabad tie-up with Tata to curate online medical training for COVID-19  

The intent of the training programmes is to meet this need by acquainting non-ICU professionals with the fundamental principles and practices of critical care  

Published on 28th May 2020
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Remdesivir, the antiviral under clinical trials improves recovery time in COVID-19 patients: Study

The researchers, including those from New York University in the US, found that Remdesivir was most beneficial for hospitalised patients with severe disease requiring supplemental oxygen

Published on 27th May 2020
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Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology's AMRIT app to help administration track suspected COVID patients in Prayagraj

The app will also track people who are taking over the counter medicines for suppressing symptoms like cough/cold/fever and unknowingly spreading the infection to those who are coming in their contact

Published on 27th May 2020
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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More research on lungs of deceased COVID patients may help develop vaccine: Study

There were distinctive features related to blood vessels seen in the lungs of patients who had died of COVID-19, the researchers observed

Published on 24th May 2020
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SARS antibody found to neutralise COVID-19 virus that could be the next step towards potential clinical trials

The antibody, called S309, is now on a fast-track development and testing path at San Francisco-headquartered Vir Biotechnology in the next step toward possible clinical trials

Published on 20th May 2020
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Tripura scientist makes a robot out of locally available scrap to take care of Corona patients

The remote-controlled robot can carry 10-15 kilograms of materials, has an operational range of 15-20 metres, and can deliver food, medicines and other essential items to the COVID-19 patients

Published on 20th May 2020
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Diet rich in fruits and vegetables may protect heart health: Study

Observational studies show that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk for CVD events, leading many to advocate for stronger public policy to promote healthy food choices

Published on 19th May 2020
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The Indian Navy's indigenously-made, breathable PPE kit 'NavRakshak' has brought new hopes to the medical world. Here's how

A pilot batch of PPE has already been produced at Naval Dockyard Mumbai. Innovation Cell, Institute of Naval Medicine, Mumbai, the Naval Dockyard Mumbai have collaborated to design and produce more

Published on 18th May 2020
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Diabetics, people with co-morbidities like hypertension, kidney, heart issues at higher risk of dying from COVID-19

Highlighting the extreme vulnerability of people living with diabetes during the Coronavirus lockdown, endocrinologists in the national capital said they may experience severe complications

Published on 18th May 2020
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TN CM lays foundation stone for Rs 336 crore medical college in Tirupur via video conference

Chief Minister K Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for the institute from through video conferencing

Published on 18th May 2020
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COVID-19 can cause dangerous cardiovascular complications

The study says that much attention has been paid to the breathing complications of COVID-19, but less has been said about the cardiovascular complications that can lead to death or lasting impairment

Published on 18th May 2020

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